July 11, 2018
Introducing Judge Brett Kavanaugh
“Mr. President, thank you. Throughout this process, I have witnessed firsthand your appreciation for the vital role of the American judiciary. No president has ever consulted more widely or talked with more people from more backgrounds to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination. Mr. President, I am grateful to you and I am humbled by your confidence in me. Thank you…. My judicial philosophy is straightforward: A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written, and a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent.… I (will) begin meeting with members of the Senate which plays an essential role in this process. I will tell each senator that I revere the Constitution. I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic. If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case, and I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and of the American rule of law. Thank you, Mr. President.” (Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nominee for Supreme Court Justice)1
“Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city.” (Isaiah 1:26; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Clearly, Judge Kavanaugh is a supporter of the U.S. Constitution who is against the judiciary legislating from the bench. This is something we have asked the Lord for, so thank Him!
- Intercede for his meetings with key Senators this week. That is the first step in the confirmation process, which He has already begun.
- Intercede for the Senators he will meet with. Pray they are able to put politics aside and listen carefully to what he will tell them.
- The political spirit is dividing our nation. Politics touches every area of our lives. Cry out for unity in America and for the well-being of the people to be considered above political agenda.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we pray that You have provided a person of Your choosing in Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We know he is a family man of stalwart character. You have answered our prayers for a person with a firm commitment to support the Constitution of the United States and who will not legislate from the bench. Thank you. Guide his steps and his words as he has preliminary meetings with various senators this week. We pray that his answers will be clearly heard. Lord, the division in our nation becomes more clear every day, mostly among political lines. We pray that the Church in particular is able to find a place of unity in You! Make us one and heal our land in Jesus’ name. Amen.
You will restore our judges as at the first, and our counselors as at the beginning; then our nation will be called “righteousness”.
1 Read the full transcript of the nomination here.